I have been the owner of a 45 gallon tank for som time now, but recently have really struggled to keep it under control just because of a major lack of time. So I decided to go for something a little smaller, a 30cm float glas cube. I made a trip down to the Green Machine( amazing place, amazing people!) where I bought some more bits and got plenty of good advice! So I ended up with this set-up
Eden 501 filter
Das CO2 diffuser (already got cylinder and other bits)
And after spending a good few hours planting, glosso is hard to plant in eco-complete, I was happy with it and here is the result, minutes after finish.
2 Weeks in:
3 Weeks in, full E.I. dosing started. Now fully stocked with 6 Galaxy Rasboras, 5 cherry shrimp and 5 bumblebee shrimp:
Just over a month in and things still going strong. Starting to fill in nicely! Lost a rasbora today though, think my CO2 may have just got a bit high turned it down now and everyone looks happy. More comments would be great!
The foreground consists of Hemianthus Callitrichoides and Pogotstemon Helferi. The background plant on the left is Proserpinaca Palustris and on the right is Ludwigia Arcuarta. Unfortunately i don't know the name of the moss!
The tank has now started to attract some algae, Rhizoclonium I think and I am finding it quite hard to get rid of! Have upped CO2 and dosing but it still grows. Unfortunately the moss started to act as a bit of an algae magnet and was starting to grow out of control so I decided to take it out. But I am now not too sure on what to do instead, im thinking of manybe replacing the rocks with some dwarf hairgrass, what do you all think? Also any help on the lage would be great!
I must apologise for the lack of activity in this thread, the tank has recently become totally over run with algae! So a couple of days ago i started adding excel (2x overdosed) and added another filter. (current flow rate is about 24x!) I will remove the old one after the new one has matured. And after removing the algae it has since failed to grow back and the water is looking great! The hairgrass hasnt grown quite as quickly as I would have liked when i was down to just one light, but now ive put the second back on hopefully it will speed up! Heres a pic I took tonight: